September heaved with tears. And change. Good and dreadful. But it is an important month to commemorate. A vale of tears – a valley – a journey we took together. So, here are my favourite pictures from September.
Somehow these got completely out of order, but I know you will forgive me. A girl needs her sleep.
Yesterday I bought (for some cash and frozen farm fed chickens) 75 bales of good green alfalfa hay. By the time they were all stacked into the two barns my muscles were jumping. By this time of year I am strong. Pumping strong. But I am tired too. Like all farmers and gardeners at this time of year.
Strong as I am though, some of these pictures are hard to bear. But we will not shy away. The animals and birds in my care deserve our eyes. Even when I failed to keep them alive. Life is hard sometimes. We cannot pretty it up. But we will deal with it – as best we can.
Yesterday I launched the new Fellowship Book and already it is shaping up to be extraordinary. If you would like to write for Letters for my Baby girl. Please go to Menu/ Register and leave your name. Men and women. Boys and Girls. All welcome until I hit 100 contributers. This is going to be great!
In FIVE sleeps I begin my own journey to New Zealand. I am taking you with me. And hoping that you will get to see what I see. In five sleeps we morph into a travel blog. It will be lovely. Some relax time but with a side order of anxiety about what is happening on the farm. But I have everything as locked down as I can. The farm and her inhabitants should be ok. I think a few days at the beach is ok.
Today the next batch of chicks is due to arrive (Jake is going to mind them in his brooder) and the Lady Vet is coming out to get some blood from Queenie so we can see if she is pregnant. I will let you know that news when I am away. Fingers crossed.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Your friend on the farmy (for five more sleeps!)